We Have A Choice Every Day

Life is not always easy or fair and we get thrown curveballs. It’s within each of us to overcome our emotions and decide the direction we are going to go when we’ve been knocked down.

Sometimes life sucks. You think you’ve had a rough start. Look up the following people: 

DMX

Jim Carrey

Oprah Winfrey

Christina Aguilera 

50 Cent 

They had a rough start and there’s 1000’s more like them, 1000’s more like you. Choose not to let it define you, but to remind you that you are meant for more. 

It starts with choosing to be grateful. We don’t have to be grateful for the things that hurt us. Find the things that don’t hurt, and be grateful for them.  When you start really looking for what you can be thankful for, you’ll start finding more. 

It starts with choosing to be honest with yourself. Are you settling for who and where you are because it’s the easiest choice? Fear and failure aren’t the same thing, but fear will lead to failure if you choose to let fear keep you from moving forward. 

Sometimes in life we choose to be lazy, if that’s the case be honest with yourself about it and decide if you really want to do more or if you’re actually ok with where you are. If you’re ok with where you are, then embrace your life and enjoy the day! Only you know what is right for you. 

If you want more, then start making changes. Even little changes make a difference. Nothing changes unless you do. 

It starts with choosing what type of day you will have. Decide it’s going to be a good day. Decide it will be a productive day. Not everything will be easy, but we can decide what to do when we get knocked down.  

What Matters

Sometimes my mind feels like a mosh pit of thoughts. Ideas bounce around, randomly bumping into each other with no direction or real purpose. Sometimes they bump into a solid wall of reality but still feel random. Some of my thoughts propel me forward with revelations about who I am or who I want to be. Some of them ground me and then I am no longer an island in my mind but part of the bigger universe outside of my own head.

Today I am lost in thoughts of what is really important. The little things are important in their own time for sure, but sometimes they are simply just little things.

It’s the big things that take up heart space that really matter.

Make sure to tell your family (or the people you consider your family) how much you love them every day and how much they mean to you, even when they are a huge pain in the butt.

Make sure your true friends know how much they mean in your life. No one is a mind-reader so don’t expect them to be.

The things that really matter aren’t even things at all. They are all the people that live outside our heads and we don’t know how long we have with any of them so make sure they know they matter.